Amazon said it wants to expand its Boston Tech Hub and create more than 3,000 new corporate and tech jobs there over the coming years. The new roles will support teams across the company, including Alexa, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Robotics, and Amazon Pharmacy. The Amazon Boston Tech Hub which already employs some 3,700 people in the Boston area, has leased a new 17-story office tower which is part of the Boston Seaport project.
Set for completion in 2024, the complex will include a community dog park, retail space, and a new performing arts center. Rohit Prasad, vice president and head scientist for Alexa at Amazon, said the new hub will expand research and development for the artificial intelligence system. “Much of the technology that makes Alexa smarter every day is invented in Boston,” Rohit Prasad said. “Our teams here play a key role in driving Amazon’s innovations.”
Amazon‘s workforce has been surging in recent years and includes some 8,00,000 in the United States, as the company expands its e-commerce, web services, streaming, and other projects while at the same time drawing heightened scrutiny from antitrust enforcers.